Cheryl Ladd in 2001
Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor
July 12, 1951
Huron, South Dakota, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, author|
|Known for||Kris Munroe – Charlie's Angels|
(m. 1973;div. 1980)
|Children|| Jordan Ladd (b. 1975)|
Lindsay Russell (stepdaughter)
Cheryl Ladd (born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor; July 12, 1951) is an American actress, singer and author best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the ABC television series Charlie's Angels in which she was hired for its second season in 1977 to replace Farrah Fawcett-Majors. Ladd remained on the show until its cancellation in 1981. Her film roles include Purple Hearts (1984), Millennium (1989), Poison Ivy (1992), Permanent Midnight (1998) and Unforgettable (2017).
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron Spelling. It follows the crime-fighting adventures of three women working in a private detective agency in Los Angeles, California, and originally starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith in the leading roles and John Forsythe providing the voice of their boss, the unseen Charlie Townsend, who directed the crime-fighting operations of the "Angels" over a speakerphone. There were a few casting changes: after the departure of Fawcett and Jackson came the additions of Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts.
Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress of stage and screen, model, and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she starred as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels (1976–1977).
Purple Hearts is a 1984 war film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd. The screenplay concerns a Navy surgeon and a Navy nurse who fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Ladd was born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor in Huron, South Dakota,the second daughter of Dolores (née Katz), a waitress and Marion Stoppelmoor (1929–2001), a railroad engineer. After high school, she travelled with the band The Music Shop and played in many mid-western joints before settling in Los Angeles in 1970.
Huron is a city in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Beadle County. The Huron Plainsman, also referred to as the Plainsman, is the newspaper. The first settlement at Huron was made in 1880. The city was named after the Huron Indians. It is currently the seventh largest city in South Dakota, but it once was the fourth. In recent years Huron's population has once again started to grow after nearly 20 years of stagnation. A welcoming immigration policy coupled with an economic revival in the area has sparked development. A Walmart Supercenter opened in the early 2000s. Since Walmart's opening, more commercial and residential development has occurred, with the new arrivals of Coborn’s, a regional grocery store, and Runnings, a retailer specializing in farm and fleet products.
Ladd originally came to Hollywood to begin a career in music (she was known as "Cherie Moor" when she was the singing voice of Melody on Hanna-Barbera's Josie and the Pussycats animated series, and she also sang on the 1970 album of the same name).However, she soon began to land non-singing roles in commercials and episodic television, including guest appearances on shows such as on The Rookies , The Partridge Family , Police Woman , The Muppet Show and Happy Days .
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio founded in 1957 by Tom and Jerry creators and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, in partnership with film director George Sidney. For more than three decades in the 20th century, it was a prominent force and leader in American television animation as it created a variety of popular animated characters and a succession of cartoon series, including The Flintstones, The Yogi Bear Show, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Smurfs.
Josie and the Pussycats is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo. Produced for Saturday morning television by Hanna-Barbera Productions, sixteen episodes of Josie and the Pussycats aired on CBS during the 1970–71 television season and were rerun during the 1971–72 season. In 1972, the show was re-conceptualized as Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, sixteen episodes of which aired on CBS during the 1972–73 season and were rerun the following season until January 1974. Reruns of the original series alternated between CBS, ABC, and NBC from 1974 through 1976. This brought its national Saturday morning TV run on three networks to six years.
Josie and the Pussycats is a 1970 bubblegum pop album by a girl group designed to be the real-life incarnation of a fictional band in Archie Comics and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The album was released by Capitol Records with Danny Janssen's La La Productions.
Ladd's big acting break came in 1977, when she was cast in the ABC television series, Charlie's Angels, replacing star Farrah Fawcett, who left the show after only one season to pursue a movie career. To make the transition easier for audiences, producers cast Ladd as Fawcett's character's younger sister, Kris, instantly making her a part of the "Angel's family". In the years to come, this practice of replacing Angels became a common event for the show, but Ladd remained a part of the main cast until the show's end in the spring of 1981.
While starring in the highly rated Charlie's Angels, Ladd took advantage of her new-found popularity to further her musical career, guest-starring in musical-comedy variety series and specials, performing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl XIV in January 1980, and releasing three albums. She had a top-40 Billboard Hot 100 single and a gold record.
Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism. It is normally introduced by a compère or host. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage to radio and then television. Variety shows were a staple of anglophone television from the late 1940s into the 1980s.
Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season. The Steelers defeated the Rams by the score of 31–19, becoming the first team to win four Super Bowls. The game was played on January 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and was attended by a Super Bowl record 103,985 spectators. This also became the first Super Bowl where the game was coincidentally played in the home market of one of the participants, as Pasadena is about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. It was the last time the Rams made the Super Bowl while based in Los Angeles until LIII in 2018.
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Following Charlie's Angels, Ladd remained a familiar face on television and has starred in more than 30 made-for-television films, including as Grace Kelly, the Philadelphia heiress who became a Hollywood glamour girl and then a European princess, in a biopic that was begun shortly before Kelly's death. She also appeared in a number of feature films, such as Purple Hearts (1984), Millennium (1989), Poison Ivy (1992) (featuring Drew Barrymore, who later starred in the film adaptations of Charlie's Angels ) and Permanent Midnight (1998). Ladd had the lead role in the television series One West Waikiki (1994–96) and made guest appearances in other TV shows such as Charmed , Hope and Faith and CSI: Miami . From 2003 until the show's cancellation in 2008 Ladd played Jillian Deline, the wife of the lead character Ed Deline (James Caan), in 29 episodes of the television drama series Las Vegas .
Grace Patricia Kelly was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956.
Millennium is a 1989 science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Robert Joy, Brent Carver, Al Waxman and Daniel J. Travanti. The original music score was composed by Eric N. Robertson. The film was marketed with the tagline "The people aboard Flight 35 are about to land 1,000 years from where they planned to."
Poison Ivy is a 1992 American erotic thriller film directed by Katt Shea. It stars Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt, and Cheryl Ladd. The original music score is composed by David Michael Frank. The film was shot in Los Angeles.
In 1996, Ladd published a children's book titled The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship. In 2005, she published Token Chick: A Woman's Guide to Golfing With the Boys, an autobiographical book which focused on her love of golf. For several years, Ladd hosted a golf tournament sponsored by Buick.
In September 2000, Ladd starred on Broadway, taking over the title role from Bernadette Peters in a revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun . She played the role until January 2001, when Reba McEntire took over.
On April 17, 2010, Ladd — along with her co-angel Jaclyn Smith — accepted the 2010 TV Land Pop Culture Award for Charlie's Angels.
Ladd has continued to appear in a number of TV productions, including the 2011 Hallmark Channel movie Love's Everlasting Courage,guest starring in the NCIS episode "Thirst" (as the love interest of medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard), and the series Chuck , playing Sarah Walker's mother.
She married fellow actor David Ladd in 1973, with whom she had a daughter, Jordan (born 1975).Ladd took his surname as her own, which she kept after their divorce in 1980.
Ladd has been married to music producer Brian Russell since 1981 and has a stepdaughter, Lindsay Russell. Ladd is a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit Childhelp.
|1971||Chrome and Hot Leather||Kathy|
|1974||The Treasure of Jamaica Reef||Zappy|
|1983||Now and Forever||Jessie Clarke|
|1984||Purple Hearts||Deborah Solomon|
|1992||Poison Ivy||Georgie Cooper||Co-starred with Drew Barrymore|
|1998||Permanent Midnight||Pamela Verlaine|
|1999||A Dog of Flanders||Anna|
|2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Herself||Uncredited|
|2008||Holiday Baggage||Sarah Murphy|
|2012||Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups||Mrs. Claus|
|2014||The Perfect Wave||Mrs. McCormack (Mom)|
|2017||Unforgettable||Helen / Lovey|
|1970–1971||Josie and the Pussycats||Melody Valentine (singing voice)||TV series|
|1972||The Rookies||Girl||Season 1, Episode 9: "The Good Die Young"|
|1972||Double Identity||Nelly||Season 1, Episode 3: "Das gestohlene Ich"|
|1972||The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show||Herself||1 episode|
|1972–1973||Search||Amy Love||3 episodes|
|1973||Harry O||Teenage Girl||Pilot 1: "Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On"|
|1973||Ironside||Gwen||Season 6, Episode 23: "A Game of Showdown"|
|1973||Satan's School for Girls||Jody Keller||TV film; co-starred with future "angel" colleague Kate Jackson|
|1973||The Partridge Family||Johanna Houser||Season 4, Episode 6: "Double Trouble"|
|1974||The Streets of San Francisco||Susan Ellen Morley||Season 2, Episode 14: "Blockade"|
|1974||Happy Days||Cindy Shea||Season 2, Episode 7: "Wish Upon a Star"|
|1975||Switch||Jill Lorimer||Season 1, Episode 11: "Death by Resurrection"|
|1977||Police Woman||Kate||Season 3, Episode 2: "Silky Chamberlain"|
|1977||Police Story||Buffy||Season 4, Episode 22: "Prime Rib"|
|1977||Code R||Ruth Roberts||Season 1, Episode 12: "The Aliens"|
|1977||The Fantastic Journey||Natica||Season 1, Episode 10: "The Innocent Pray"|
|1977||The San Pedro Beach Bums||Herself||Season 1, Episode 1: "Angels and the Bums"|
|1977–1981||Charlie's Angels||Kris Munroe||87 episodes; replaced original "angel" Farrah Fawcett; second longest serving "angel" in the series after Jaclyn Smith|
|1978||The Muppet Show||Guest||Season 3, Episode 24: "Cheryl Ladd"|
|1979||Carol Burnett & Company||Guest||Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"|
|1979||When She Was Bad||Betina "Teeny" Morgan||TV film|
|1983||Kentucky Woman||Maggie Telford||TV film|
|1983||Grace Kelly||Grace Kelly||TV film|
|1983||The Hasty Heart||Margaret||TV film|
|1985||Romance on the Orient Express||Lily Parker||TV film|
|1985||Death in California||Hope Masters||TV miniseries|
|1986||Crossings||Liane DeVilliers||3 episodes|
|1987||Deadly Care||Ann Halloran||TV film|
|1988||Bluegrass||Maude Sage Breen||TV film|
|1989||The Fulfillment of Mary Gray||Mary Gray||TV film|
|1990||Jekyll & Hide||Sara Crawford née Lanyon||TV film|
|1990||The Girl Who Came Between Them||Laura||TV film|
|1990||Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501||Diane Halstead||TV film|
|1991||Changes||Melanie Adams||TV film|
|1991|| Locked Up: A Mother's Rage |
(aka The Other Side of Love)
|Annie Gallagher||TV film|
|1993||Dead Before Dawn||Linda||TV film|
|1993||Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back||Pam Cheney||TV film|
|1994||Dancing with Danger||Mary Dannon||TV film|
|1996||Kiss and Tell||Jean McAvoy||TV film|
|1996||The Haunting of Lisa||Ellen Downey||TV film|
|1994–1996||One West Waikiki||Dawn 'Holli' Holliday, M.E.||21 episodes|
|1996||Vows of Deception||Lucinda / Lucy Ann Michaels||TV film|
|1997||Ink||Mercedes||Season 1, Episode 8: "The Black Book"|
|1998||Every Mother's Worst Fear||Connie Hoagland||TV film; co-starred with daughter Jordan Ladd|
|1998||Perfect Little Angels||Elaine Friedman||TV film|
|1999||Jesse||Mary Anne Myers||Season 1, Episode 15: "Crazy White Female"|
|1999||Michael Landon, the Father I Knew||Lynn Noe Landon||TV film|
|2000||Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||Berg's Mom||2 episodes|
|2002||Her Best Friend's Husband||Jane Thornton||TV film|
|2003||Charmed||Doris Bennett||Season 5, Episode 15: "The Day the Magic Died"|
|2003–2008||Las Vegas||Jillian Deline||29 episodes|
|2004||Hope and Faith||Mary Jo Johnson Fairfield||Season 2, Episode 10: "9021-Uh-Oh"|
|2004||Eve's Christmas||Diane Simon||TV film|
|2006||Though None Go with Me||Elizabeth Bishop||TV film|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Amanda Collins||Season 8, Episode 3: "Bolt Action"|
|2011||Love's Everlasting Courage||Irene||TV film|
|2011||NCIS||Mary Courtney||Season 9, Episode 6: "Thirst"|
|2011||Chuck||Emma||Season 5, Episode 8: "Chuck Versus The Baby"|
|2014||Anger Management||Joanne||Season 2, Episode 88: "Charlie Gets Tied Up with A Catholic Girl"|
|2015||Ray Donovan||Tina Harvey||Season 3, Episode 4: "Breakfast of Champions"|
|2015||Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress||Helen Whitney Carter||TV film|
|2016||The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story||Linell Shapiro||4 episodes|
|2017||Ballers||Mayor of Las Vegas||Season 3, Episode 2: "Bull Rush"|
|2017||Royal New Year's Eve||Abigail||TV film|
|2018||Malibu Man the Family Man||Pamela Marshall||2 episodes|
|2018||The Christmas Contract||Renee Guidry||TV film|
|1970||Josie and the Pussycats||Capitol Records|
|1978||Cheryl Ladd||The album reached number 129 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with the single "Think It Over" peaking at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track "Walking In The Rain" was used as an ending song for Charlie's Angels in Japan and was released as a single, while the song "I'll Never Love This Way Again" was recorded by Dionne Warwick the following year.|
|1979||Dance Forever||The album reached number 179 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The title track was also the closing theme of Charlie's Angels in Japan and was released as an EP, while the song "Where Is Someone To Love Me" was the theme of a Japanese whisky TV commercial featuring Ladd herself.|
|1981||Take a Chance||Released in Japan|
|1982||You Make It Beautiful||Mini-album released in Tokyo, Japan|
|1970||"Every Beat Of My Heart" b/w "It's All Right With Me" (as a member of Josie and the Pussycats )||Capitol Records||45 rpm||2967|
|"Inside, Outside, Upside Down" b/w "A Letter To Mama" (Josie and the Pussycats)||Kellogg's Cereal Promo Record||CP-58|
|"Josie" b/w "With Every Beat Of My Heart" (Josie and the Pussycats)||Kellogg's Cereal Promo Record||CP-59|
|"Voodoo" b/w "If This Isn't Love" (Josie and the Pussycats)||Kellogg's Cereal Promo Record||CP-60|
|"It's Gotta Be Him" b/w "I Wanna Make You Happy" (Josie and the Pussycats)||Kellogg's Cereal Promo Record||CP-61|
|1971||"Stop Look And Listen" b/w "You've Come A Long Way Baby" (Josie and the Pussycats)||Capitol Records||45 rpm||P-3045|
|1974||"The Family" b/w "Mamma Don't Be Blue"||Warner Bros||45 rpm||7821|
|1976||"Country Love" b/w "He's Looking More Everyday Like The Man Who Broke My Heart"||Capitol Records||45 rpm||4215|
|1978||"Think It Over" b/w "Here Is A Song"||4599|
|"Good Good Lovin'" b/w "Skinnydippin"||4650|
|"Skinnydippin'"(Extended Version) b/w "Skinnydippin'" (Extended Version)||12" Promo Single||SPRO-8894|
|"Walking in the Rain" b/w "I'll Come Running"||Capitol Records Japan||45 rpm||ECR-20516|
|1979||"Missing You" b/w "Thunder In The Distance"||Capitol Records||4698|
|"Missing You" (Extended Version) b/w "Missing You" (Extended Version)||12" Promo Single||SPRO-9096|
|"Dance Forever" b/w "Missing You"||Capitol Records Japan||45 rpm||ECR-20575|
|1980||"Where Is Someone To Love Me" b/w "Just Like Old Times"||ECR-17013|
|1981||"Just Another Lover Tonight" b/w "Television"||ECR-17205|
|"Take A Chance" b/w "Victim Of The Circumstance"||ECR-17155|
|1982||"Can't Say No To You" b/w "You Make It Beautiful" (duet with Frankie Valli)||Capitol Records||B-5115|
|"You Make It Beautiful" (duet with Frankie Valli) b/w "Can't Say No To You/Love And Passion/Sakura Sakura"||Capitol Records Japan||EP||ECS-41010|
Lucy Kate Jackson is an American actress, director, and producer, known for her television roles as Sabrina Duncan in the series Charlie's Angels (1976–79) and Amanda King in the series Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–87). Her film roles include Making Love (1982) and Loverboy (1989). She is a three-time Emmy Award nominee and four-time Golden Globe Award nominee.
John Forsythe was an American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades. He also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows.
Lee Majors is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley (1965–1969), Colonel Steve Austin in the American television science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978), and Colt Seavers in American television action series The Fall Guy (1981–1986).
Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is known for her role as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels (1976–1981), and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run. She reprised the role with a cameo appearance in the 2003 film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Her other films include Nightkill (1980) and Déjà Vu (1985). Beginning in the 1980s, she began developing and marketing her own brands of clothing and perfume.
Sydney Margaret Penny is an American actress. She is known for playing the roles of Julia Santos Keefer on the soap opera All My Children, and Samantha "Sam" Kelly on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She also starred in the 1998 WB television drama series Hyperion Bay, and as a teenager appeared in the 1985 Clint Eastwood film Pale Rider.
Erica Durance is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Lois Lane in the television series Smallville and as Dr. Alex Reid in the medical drama series Saving Hope.
Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian actress, voice actress, and former model. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon model Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series (2004–2009) and voicing Sarah Kerrigan in the StarCraft video games (2010–2015). She most recently played Charlotte Richards / Mom in the FOX series Lucifer (2016–2018).
Shelley Marie Hack is an American model, actress, producer, and political and media advisor. Hack is best remembered as the face of Revlon's Charlie perfume from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s, and for her role as Tiffany Welles in Season 4 (1979–1980) of the ABC television drama Charlie's Angels, replacing the departing Kate Jackson. She appeared in a total of 26 episodes of the series, before being replaced in Season 5 by model-actress Tanya Roberts.
Amy Grabow is an American actress.
Sunburn is a 1979 British-American comedy film directed by Richard C. Sarafian and written by James Booth, John Daly and Stephen Oliver. It is based on the novel The Bind by Stanley Ellin. The film stars Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, Joan Collins, William Daniels and John Hillerman. The film was released on August 10, 1979, by Paramount Pictures.
David Alan Ladd is an American producer and former actor.
Somebody Killed Her Husband is a 1978 American comedy-mystery film directed by Lamont Johnson and written by Reginald Rose. It starred Farrah Fawcett and Jeff Bridges. Also in the cast were John Wood, Tammy Grimes and John Glover.
This is a list of episodes for the second season of the 1970s TV series Charlie's Angels. Originally aired from September 14, 1977 to May 10, 1978 for a total of 24 episodes, season two starred Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle, and introduced Cheryl Ladd as Kris Munroe, the younger sister of former Angel Jill Munroe.
This is a list of episodes for the third season of the 1970s TV series Charlie's Angels. Originally broadcast from September 13, 1978 to May 16, 1979 for a total of 24 episodes, this is the only season of the show not to feature a casting change. Original star Farrah Fawcett-Majors returned as Jill Munroe, appearing as a guest-star in three episodes.
This is a list of episodes for the fourth season of the TV series Charlie's Angels. Originally aired from September 12, 1979 to May 7, 1980 for a total of 25 episodes, the season starred Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, David Doyle, and introduced Shelley Hack as new angel Tiffany Welles, a police graduate from Boston. Original star Farrah Fawcett also reprises her role as Jill Munroe in three episodes.
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